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Thousands of millionaires flocked to UAE in 2018, wealth report reveals

Thousands of millionaires flocked to UAE in 2018, wealth report reveals

21 Apr 2019

Thousands of millionaires relocated to the UAE last year, a new global wealth report has revealed.

The 2019 Global Wealth Migration Report says the number of millionaires moving to the UAE increased by 2 per cent from 2017.

The report, published by AfrAsia Bank and New World Wealth, says Dubai was one of the most popular locations and attracted more than 1,000 millionaires from outside the country.

It surpassed major cities including Los Angeles, Melbourne, Miami, New... Read More

Foundation stone laid for first traditional Hindu temple in UAE

Foundation stone laid for first traditional Hindu temple in UAE

21 Apr 2019

The foundation stone for the first traditional Hindu Temple was laid in Abu Dhabi on Saturday.

The 'Shilanyas Vidhi' ceremony was presided over by Mahant Swami Maharaj, the spiritual leader of BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha - the religious and social organisation building the temple.

The ceremony started with rituals led by Pujya Ishwarcharan Swami. Sanskrit verses filled the air as priests described to devotees how each ritual had to be conducted.

Community leaders and... Read More

UAE participates in ‘Arab-Russian Cooperation Forum’ in Moscow

UAE participates in ‘Arab-Russian Cooperation Forum’ in Moscow

18 Apr 2019

WAM -- The UAE participated in the fifth edition of the Arab-Russian Cooperation Forum. A ministerial level delegation, headed by Ahmed bin Ali Mohammed Al Sayegh, Minister of State, and with the attendance of Juma Mubarak Al Junaibi, UAE Ambassador to Egypt and Permanent Representative to the Arab League, took part in the event.

The participants at the two-day forum, which concluded yesterday, discussed the means of promoting political and economic cooperation between Arab countries... Read More

Reconfiguration of 10 of Emirates' Boeing 777-200LR aircraft completed

Reconfiguration of 10 of Emirates' Boeing 777-200LR aircraft completed

18 Apr 2019

WAM -- Emirates Airline has announced that it completed the reconfiguration of its last Boeing 777-200LR aircraft. Emirates invested US$150 million in converting the ten Boeing 777-200LR aircraft in its fleet from three to two class cabins featuring wider Business class seats in a 2-2-2 format and a fully refreshed economy class cabin.

The reconfiguration of the ten aircrafts was executed fully in-house at Emirates Engineering’s facilities in Dubai. The Engineering team spent a total... Read More

US Air Force sends next generation fighter jets to UAE

US Air Force sends next generation fighter jets to UAE

17 Apr 2019

The US Air Force has deployed F-35A Lightning II stealth fighters to the Middle East for the first time.

The jets arrived at Al Dhafra Air Base in Abu Dhabi earlier this week and are ready to be sent on missions across the region.

The aircraft, which cost about $90 million (Dh330m) each, are undetectable by radar. The F-35s are equipped with advanced weapons systems which mean they do not have to be pointing at its target. They also have the capability to launch electronic... Read More

US$2 million to support education in Mozambique: Dubai Cares

US$2 million to support education in Mozambique: Dubai Cares

17 Apr 2019

WAM -- Dubai Cares has pledged AED7,347,000 (US$2 million) to support Mozambique in response to Cyclone Idai.

The announcement came during the World Bank and IMF Spring Meetings in Washington D.C. that took place between 8th and 14th April.

At the Education Cannot Wait’s High Level Steering Group Meeting, Dubai Cares took part in discussions towards restoring schooling in areas affected by Cyclone Idai that recently hit Mozambique. The funds will be directed towards Education... Read More

Meraas confirms completion date for Ain Dubai

Meraas confirms completion date for Ain Dubai

17 Apr 2019

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 17 April 2019: Meraas today confirmed that Ain Dubai will be completed in time for Expo 2020 Dubai celebrations. Standing at over 250 metres high, the structure will be over 200 percent taller than the first ever Ferris wheel, demonstrating Meraas’ continuous desire to push the boundaries of what’s possible with modern engineering and construction.

Meraas also confirmed that the eighth and final 450-tonne temporary spoke has been successfully removed from... Read More

Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabilaunches first edition of Retail Abu Dhabi (RAD) Spring Sales

Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabilaunches first edition of Retail Abu Dhabi (RAD) Spring Sales

16 Apr 2019

The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has announced the launch of the Retail Abu Dhabi (RAD) Spring Sales, a massive shopping event taking place across the emirate from April 15 to May 1.

Visitors and residents alike will have the chance to enjoy a rewarding shopping experience for two weeks throughout the capital and Al Ain region, with incredible offers and rewards from dozens of retailers in shopping malls across the emirate. 

The first edition of... Read More

Fire breaks out at Paris' Notre Dame Cathedral (Video)

Fire breaks out at Paris' Notre Dame Cathedral (Video)

16 Apr 2019

Notre-Dame Cathedral went up in flames on Monday in a roaring blaze that devastated the Parisian landmark, one of France's most visited places.

Flames burst through the roof of the centuries-old cathedral and quickly engulfed the spire, which collapsed.

A huge plume of smoke wafted across the city and ash fell over a large area.

"Everything is collapsing," a police officer near the scene said as the entire roof of the cathedral continued to burn.

Firefighters... Read More

World's biggest plane makes first flight (Video)

World's biggest plane makes first flight (Video)

15 Apr 2019

The world's largest aircraft took off over the Mojave Desert in California on Saturday, the first flight for the carbon-composite plane built by Stratolaunch Systems, started by late Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, as the company enters the lucrative private space market.

The white aircraft called Roc, which has a wingspan the length of an American football field and is powered by six engines on a twin fuselage, took to the air shortly before 7am Pacific time (14.00 GMT) and stayed... Read More

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